We proudly show the work of many talented regional artists and artisans.

We proudly show the work of many talented regional artists and artisans.

177 Main St, Port Stanley, Ontario
N5L 1H6, 226-658-1888

Open All Year!

Summer Hours:
June 1st- Labour Day: open 11-5 pm Wednesday, through Monday, closed Tuesdays.
Spring and Fall Hours:
April 1st-May 31st, after Labour Day-Dec 24th: open 11-5 pm Thursday through Monday
Winter Hours:
January -March : Saturday & Sunday 11-4 pm or by appointment

Closed: Thanksgiving Sunday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Eve until after New Years, open other holidays.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Art Installation In Port Stanley

Some of the Art Emporium artists were given the opportunity to participate in an Art Installation, August 30th to September 28th,  here in Port Stanley.
Initiated by the Soling Regatta organization committee, and sponsored by area businesses and service clubs, nine of us painted 6 ft x 3 ft sails which have been attached to the frames, and here they are:

Nichole Hodge-Warrick, Shapes Of The Sea, $400.00
Sharon  Veldstra, Spirit Of The Waves, $400.00
 June-Anne Reid, Night Sky, $550.00
 Robert Reid, Through The Hoop, $450.00
 Candy McManiman, Osprey Soaring, $600.00
Robin Baratta, Mariner's Moon, $550.00
Carolyne McLeod, In The Race!, $400.00
 Sandra England, Stoic Presence, $550.00
Debra Kubu, Crazy Sailing, $650.00

The Sails may be purchased through the Art Emporium, but they must remain in place until the end of the installation period.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Call for Artists, 1-2-3 Foot Squares Show

How square is you’re art? In this show it’s all square!
The Art Emporium is pleased to introduce it’s 1-2-3 Foot Squares Show, and is accepting submissions, deadline Oct 4. The show will Run Oct 18-Nov 16 2014.
Cash prize for  Best in Show, Juror: Cathy Groulx.
Submission form at the gallery and on the website.
177 Main St.  Port Stanley   226-658-1888    N5L 1H6   http://www.ArtEmporium.ca

  An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The remainder of the show will be open for the public during regular Art Emporium hours of operation.  Wall hung Art and 3D Art will be accepted. Ribbons will be awarded as 3 Honourable Mentions, 2 Judges Choice and 1 Best in Show. There will be a cash prize of $100 to the Best in Show winner.  Juror: Cathy Groulx
  • Art Emporium Members will be granted maximum submission without charge as part of their membership, with a 15% commission on all sales.
  • Non-members will pay the following entry fees, and 35% commission will be taken on all sales.
  • Each Artist will have a maximum submission totalling the entry fee of $30 in any combination. 
Prices for entry are as follows:
    • 1-foot square (12”x12”) $10   
    • 2-foot square (24”x24”) $20
    • 3-foot square (36”x36”) $30
(e.g. One 1-foot piece ($10) and one 2 foot piece ($20) = $30). One 3-foot piece = $30.
  • 3D art sizes will be determined by their greatest dimension in any one direction, excluding circumference. Pieces 12” or under in any dimension will be counted as one $10 entry, pieces over 12” and up to and including 24” will be counted as a $20 entry, pieces over 24” up to an including 36” in any dimension will be counted as a $30 entry. No pieces over 36” in any one dimension will be accepted.
  • The Art Emporium asks all artists to price their work no less than the minimum prices set out below. Feel free to price your work higher, but we ask that you abide by the minimum prices specified.
    • 12” x 12” minimum price $100 minimum
    • 24” x 24” minimum price $200 minimum
    • 36” x 36” minimum price $300 minimum
  • Wall hung art submissions must be in the format of 1-foot square (12”x12”), 2-foot square (24”x24”) or 3-foot square (36”x36”) to be accepted.
  • Posters, Hard Copy Invitations (limited) and E-vites will be provided to each submitting Artist for distribution.
  • Artists are requested to provide a one sided 8.5” x 11” biography for the Biography Book that will be on display in the Gallery during the show.
  • All entries will be accepted between Saturday, October 4, 2014 and Monday, October 14, 2014.
  • The Art Emporium will jury all artwork upon submission. All unaccepted work must be picked up no later than 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014.
  • The Art Emporium will collect HST on all sales and submit on your behalf. 
  • All wall-hung work must be strung gallery style and wired securely for hanging.  Saw-tooth, or any other means of hanging material will not be accepted. Jagged or sharp edges on framed work will not be accepted.
  • All 3D work will have shelving provided by the Art Emporium.  If the piece requires a special display, the display is the artist’s responsibility to provide for the Art Emporium’s use for the duration of the show.  All special displays must have the Art Emporium’s approval prior to the show.
  • All unsold artwork must be picked up as early as Monday, November 17, 2014 and no later than Sunday, November 23, 2014 during Art Emporiums regular business hours. (Thurs-Mon 11am-5pm)
Art Emporium will take reasonable care with submitted artwork; however we cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss.

Submission Form and Artwork Labels:

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Two Foot

Three Foot

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Two Foot

Three Foot

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Two Foot

Three Foot

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Monday, August 18, 2014

August Featured Artist: Christa Oglan

Christa works magic.
Often very large, usually non representational/abstract, always amazing.

Island, 16x20, mixed media $400.00

August Featured Artist: Deb Dicker

Deb see's beauty, where others see only detritus. Her mixed media work is highly textured and full of found objects that she transforms.
Her drum heads, prove the point. Worn and headed for the heap, they instead become beautiful art, like butterflies emerging from chrysalis.

Monday, August 11, 2014

August Featured Artist: Kim Yuhasz

I'm a huge fan of Textured work, so it's no surprise that I find Kim's work, which borders on sculpture so intriguing.  Much of her work is inspired by water, which is easily seen in her luscious pallet.
Barnacle Seascape, Acrylic, 12x36, $250.00

August Featured Artist; Jim Seaton-Digital Artist

Jim is an avid traveller and photographer. He has also mastered the art of digital manipulation which he uses to enhance the already incredible photographs he's taken on his journeys.
Interesting then, that the piece he choose to have featured this month is un-manipulated, the pure image though does show his talent, in the raw so to speak.
Three In A Row, Photography, 21x25, $120.00

August Featured Artist: Nancy Yuhasz

  Having studied Art at Western in her youth, this lively  septuagenarian is a life long artist. 
Nancy's signature stylized style is full of quirky humour, as is the woman herself. I hope we're all like Nancy, when we grow up!
The Magnificent Seven, Acrylic 24x20, $350.00

August Featured Artist, Tom Scanlan

Tom has acquired international fame with consistent wins at  the Worlds Carving Championship in Ocean City Maryland.
 His work is indescribably delicate, so detailed that we actually have had people visiting the gallery remain unconvinced that the animals and birds aren't real, until they touch them and feel the wood.
His featured work this month is a life sized humming bird that will steal your heart.

Ruby Throat, wood, 5x5x7, $150.00